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Shelf Life Evaluation Technologist (contract)

by McCormick Canada

Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 14, 2023
McCormick Canada

Job Description

Shelf Life Evaluation Technologist (contract)

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.


The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 



Reporting into McCormick Canada Plant Quality, this role is responsible for finding opportunities to use up expiring materials without demand. This includes conducting investigations on expired blocked/restricted materials to determine appropriate usage/disposition of materials. The responsibilities include:

  • Run and analyze weekly Shelf-Life Reports (including additional report prior to weekend shifts)

  • Find opportunities to use up expiring materials without demand

  • Organize sample collection and distribution

  • Determine and coordinate all necessary sensory and analytical testing and analyze corresponding results

  • Determine disposition of products and update SAP accordingly

  • Issue QNs as necessary for rework and RID

  • Review expired blocked/restricted materials – investigate, collect samples, evaluate, analyze and determine disposition

  • Participate in inventory management meetings, projects



  • BS degree Food Science, Chem Eng, Chemistry or related discipline

  • Intermediate knowledge of PC software including Microsoft Office is essential

  • Solid SAP knowledge

  • Familiar with Quality Control systems, GLP, HACCP and GMP’s

  • Technical knowledge of raw materials

  • Ability to analyze data to drive decision making

  • High level of communication, and collaboration skills internally, cross-functionally

  • Flexible and Adaptable

  • Ability to handle numerous tasks and competing priorities

  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment

  • Strong business sense and ability to productively navigate within and adjust to various corporate cultures

  • Ability to enter manufacturing facility and obtain samples.



Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.